Chilled Summer Sangria with Rosemary

by eat in my kitchen

Sangria with Rosemary

This is one of the best summer drinks, chilled summer sangria with lots of orange juice and woody rosemary. I use more juice than wine, so it’s stuffed with vitamins – you could almost call it a healthy drink! The juice of a lemon adds a bit of sourness which I don’t want to weaken with too much sugar. Only 1 tablespoon, that’s all I put in and its enough to push the fruit’s natural sweetness. A glass of brandy and a few orange slices make this Spanish classic complete. You could also chop in some peaches or strawberries, but I like to concentrate on citrus fruits. That’s how I remember it from my holidays in Ibiza and that’s how I love it. The rosemary is my personal customization, we tried it once and got hooked on it.

For 1 big bowl of sangria, I mixed 750ml / 1.5 pints of dry red wine with 900ml / 2 pints of good quality orange juice and 150ml / 5 ounces of brandy. I added the juice of a lemon, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 4 small sprigs of rosemary and the slices of 1 organic orange. The sangria is best slightly chilled and when it can sit for at least 1 hour.

Sangria with Rosemary

 

Sangria with Rosemary

 

Sangria with Rosemary